July - August 1999
All events commence at 8.45pm
This is the third consecutive year that the Evenings on Campus festival has opened with a photographic competition, organised under the patronage of the Malta Photographic Society. The competition carries cash prizes and awards for University and Junior College students.
The best selection of photographs will then be displayed during an exhibition, which will be mounted throughout July in the Junior Common Room at Students' House. The theme was left open and there will therefore be a variety of photos and themes on display.
The exhibition is open to the public from Monday to Friday between 8.00am and 1.00pm.
The programme for this classical concert performed by the University Junior College Orchestra under the direction of Mro. Manoel Pirotta, has been inspired by the tranquil and fresh Mediterranean summer evenings.
is made up of 40 Junior College students who will be performing a rich
selection of music by Bizet, Purcell, Smetana, Rodgers, Beethoven
and Strauss. Works by Maltese composers Pace and Pirotta will also
enliven this open-air mid-summer evening of classical music.
regular event has become a favourite among film buffs. This year,
the Film Garden programme offers no less than it did in previous years
to film enthusiasts. A total of 7 films will be screened in the open-air
and includes titles such as Bob Fosse's "Cabaret", Fellini's "Juliet of
the Spirits" and Derek Jarman's "Edward II".
Aleateia theatre group will represent the theatre genre this year with a new and original production based on T.S.Eliot's 1922 poem "The Waste Land", scripted and directed by Simon Bartolo.
a new line-up of ten actors, this is Aleateia's most ambitious performance
to date. "A Heap of Broken Images" is a play of contrasts and is
introduced to the audience by the host as "...mayhem beyond all reason
and logic, beyond all confusion..."
With the help of the Istituto Culturale Italiano, this year's overseas section has been reserved for the Quartetto di Sassofoni Accademia who will be performing a selection of numbers from their recently launched CD. The programme includes pieces by Rossini, Gerswhin, Romero and Ennio Morricone.
Quartetto is made up of lecturers from the Conservatori di Musica,
who have a varied background of performance with prestigious orchestras
and who have come together as an ensemble. They have been following
an intense programme of activity since 1984, performing for various important
institutions and touring in Venezuela, Japan, Switzerland and France, amongst
others. They have also produced three CDs and have over 30 compositions
by famous composers such as Morricone, Fellegara and Mannino, composed
in the Evenings on Campus festival has always been the prerogative
of local singers and songwriters. To maintain the trend, this year's
programme includes an evening dedicated entirely to them. The festival
will present performers who are new to the scene as well as other established
artists. Each artist will be performing his/her own compositions
for this year's literary evening explores the significance of being Maltese
at the turn of the century. The event is being co-ordinated by a
group of young authors who strongly believe that local literature, like
anything else, needs to move with the times. The evening will present
works on the theme by a number of local authors and stimulate discussion
on the subject. There will also be intervals of music and the traditional
biz-zejt and wine will be served.
For the 4th consecutive year, Claudette Pace will be performing a selection of Jazz tunes for Evenings on Campus. These successful evenings have always proved popular with the public. This year, Claudette will be accompanied by Paul Giordmaina on the piano, Joe Vella on the double bass and Noel Grech on the drums.
will take a historical look at the development of and key moments in the
history of Jazz and its evolution. With Claudette on vocals, accompanied
by her band and narration by Ray Calleja, the evening will tell a story,
the story of Jazz.
has now also been extended to include an event in Gozo. This year,
two of the films being screened during the Film Garden in Malta
will be taken to Gozo and screened in the Gozo Centre's courtyard.